20 verbs for analytical writing

In my classroom, we spend a great deal of time analyzing language and techniques in literature, it's a bit of a thing in English schools.  One of the issues that I find with analysis and analytical essay writing is that students struggle to vary the use of their language of analysis itself. 

These poster / flashcards are a very simple solution to that problem!

I just have these printed (and laminated) as mini-posters to have up at the front of my classroom but also as flashcards out of desks.

I wanted to share these with you to thank you for visiting my blog so click HERE to download the PDF version!

Best wishes for now


  1. This is a great idea. I love the idea of mini posters and cards to which students can refer. Thanks for sharing your post!

  2. Awesome! Enough with "shows" and "says." These are wonderful.